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Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individualized Focus (M.S.Ed.)

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Karrin Lukacs, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Bowman Building, Office 120; (540) 545-7282;

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree. Applicants for graduate degrees in education are required to submit satisfactory grades in prior undergraduate coursework and may be required to submit scores on standardized tests. For more information, contact the School of Education & Human Development.

Specific Degree Program Requirements: Individualized Focus

The Master of Science in Education, Individualized Focus is designed to meet the needs of students with interests inside or outside the traditional public school arena, and may include concentrations in general education theory and practice, higher education administration or community-based learning programs. It is flexible enough to adapt to individual school or teacher needs, and yet it maintains a consistency with other Master of Science in Education programs through its core offerings. Completion of the individualized option does not lead to initial state licensure. Graduates of this program could be qualified to serve as resource teachers, middle-level administrators, or generalists in the field. Degree candidates may use electives to develop a broad view of education or may concentrate electives in a specific area of interest or to meet endorsement needs.

Degree Requirements: Individualized Focus

The degree requirement is the completion of a 30 semester hour program (see below) with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Requirements include the 12-credit inquiry core, plus a concentration of appropriate coursework as outlined below. The Shenandoah University computer competency requirement is met within the courses required for this degree.

Students will need an iPad (model 2 or more recent) to complete the program.

Concentration – 18 credits

A coherent set of courses at the 500-level and above, in addition to select graduate-level courses in related fields, selected in consultation with the advisor, will meet the requirements for the individual concentration.

The following Inquiry Core is required of all students in the Individualized Focus Program:

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